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creamy watermelon chia seed pudding {gluten free + vegan option}

When you’re on your tenth watermelon of the summer, you start to get reaaaally creative with different ways to use it! You’ll see a couple of watermelon recipes coming up on the blog for that very reason. The first of which, is this creamy watermelon chia seed pudding!

A simple and healthy recipe for creamy watermelon chia seed pudding made with minimal ingredients, and packed with juicy summertime flavor to keep you happy and healthy!
 
Creamy watermelon chia seed pudding? Sounds a little… strange, right? It sounded pretty strange to me at first, too. So strange that even though the recipe came out perfectly on my first round of testing, I had to make it two more times just to be sure that I wasn’t making up the fact that it was DELICIOUS.

I actually kind of had to convince myself that this was a good idea. And now, I do believe it’s my job to convince YOU that’s it a good idea, too 🙂

The base for the chia seed pudding starts by blending together fresh cut pieces of juicy watermelon, greek yogurt (Stay with me here. You can also sub in coconut yogurt for a dairy free option), lemon juice, and a little maple syrup to gently sweeten things up. The chia seeds are whisked in, and once their plumped up, the pudding is layered into little cups with fresh berries, and more juicy watermelon.

How am I doing on the convincing so far? 😉

A simple and healthy recipe for creamy watermelon chia seed pudding made with minimal ingredients, and packed with juicy summertime flavor to keep you happy and healthy!

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easy chorizo and asparagus scramble {paleo}

How is it already Monday, again?! I’ve been meaning to get this post out to you all for a little while, but I’ve needed some time to do stuff around the house that desperately needed my attention (read: the big office clean out!). The good news is the office is allllmost done, and I’ve finally found some time to sit my booty down at my newly clean desk (yay!) and write about this delicious scramble! I’m not sure what’s been in the air lately, but I’ve been super into quick and healthy scrambles. And this easy chorizo and asparagus scramble has been a frequent star at our breakfast show.

Made with only 5 ingredients, this easy chorizo and asparagus scramble is a breakfast hero. Plus it's healthy, quick and SUPER easy to make!
 
In truth, i’ve always considered myself to be much more of a fried egg person.

Do you have a strong preference one way or the other?

Fried is still usually the way that I order ’em when we go out for brunch (except for maybe the ham scramble at Rockcreek here in Seattle! It’s SO GOOD. I could eat those eggs every dang weekend).

But lately, at home, I’ve been into scrambles. Flavorful, veggie packed, healthy, easy breeezy scrambles.

Ingredients for this easy chorizo and asparagus scramble. Made with only 5 ingredients, it's a breakfast hero. Plus it's healthy, quick and SUPER easy to make!

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5 minute antioxidant smoothie bowl {paleo + dairy free}

Happy Friday friends! There’s something about a Friday that makes me wanna make something fancy in the kitchen and celebrate the start of the weekend. Which is why I decided that today is the day for these wholesome and delicious 5 minute antioxidant smoothie bowls!

This 5 minute antioxidant smoothie bowl is packed with cherries, blueberries, banana, frozen cauliflower and collagen powder for all the glow from the inside out goodness you need!

This 5 minute antioxidant smoothie bowl is packed with cherries, blueberries, banana, frozen cauliflower and collagen powder for all the glow from the inside out goodness you need!
 
They are loaded UP with all the antioxidant rich ingredients to fuel whatever activities you have planned for the weekend.

I hadn’t really gotten on the smoothie bowl train yet (I know I know… what have I been doing with my life?!), until after I started kicking my exercise routine up a notch over the last couple of weeks with the help of this awesome app called aaptiv. Have you guys tried it? It’s pretty life changing! It’s like having a personal trainer with you throughout your whole workout, with music that’s timed to the intensity of the run/strength train/yoga sesh. I’m not usually the most motivated runner – okay honestly I’ve NEVER even so much as liked running, but I have gone on TWELVE runs in the last two weeks!

Not like I’m counting or anything…

I might kinda feel like a rockstar?

I just never thought I would feel the way I do about running. Which says a lot for their program.

If you’ve been looking for something to turbo charge your at home or gym workout routine I would definitely recommend checking it out! There’s something about getting your body in motion that feels so GOOD. 

So one thing that I’ve been trying to focus on in addition to getting my sweat on is fueling my body with the right stuff after the working out is done. 

It’s a pretty important piece of the puzzle, right?

I made this smoothie base a couple of times post workout and it turned out so luscious and creamy. I was IN LOVE. And since it was on the thicker side I thought; let’s just go ahead and make this love official and turn it into a smoothie bowl.

Smoothie bowl = a smoothie that’s all grown up and has it’s life figured out. 

This bowl knows how to get you glowing from the inside out, and in only 5 minutes!

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